Paulien Klap is an industrial designer with focus on assistive devices developed with the users. She joined the Yumen Bionics team in 2017. Her strength lies in combining interdisciplinary approaches and her work contributed significantly to improving the design of the exoskeleton so that it is tailored to home use without professional supervision. Paulien’s first-hand experience on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, due to her friendship with a man with Duchenne, combined with her professional focus on user needs assurances that the user centricity is never loss out of sight. For assistive devices to be of any help they should fit the lives of the users. Paulien believes that both stigma of assistive devices and inclusion of people living with a physical challenge in society are of major importance to boost the integration of assistive devices in the lives of the users.